Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

  • Bing Gordon: Every Startup CEO Should Understand Gamification

    Bing Gordon: Every Startup CEO Should Understand Gamification

    Former EA executive, KPCB sFund lead and all around inspiring person Bing Gordon led a talk today at the sFund Gamification Summit breaking down platitudes like “gamification is important” into key actionable takeaways on how succeed with gamification, takeaways that could be reformatted and applied to any company as a measure of success. When asked why he went through the trouble… Read More

  • The State Of iFund: 3 Years, 25 Companies, 2 Exits, Over 300 Million Downloads This Year

    The State Of iFund: 3 Years, 25 Companies, 2 Exits, Over 300 Million Downloads This Year

    Today at their offices in Menlo Park, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is celebrating the third anniversary of the iFund. Technically, the fund started in March of 2008 alongside the first iPhone SDK, when the firm announced that it would be investing $100 million in iPhone applications made by third-party developers. That initial fund went so well that just two… Read More

  • John Doerr Talks sFund And iFund But Not fbFund Or aFund

    John Doerr Talks sFund And iFund But Not fbFund Or aFund

    Earlier today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers unveiled their latest massive fund: the sFund. This $250 million fund has one mission: to find the best startups in the social space out there and fund them. But Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr has a better way of putting it: “I’m thinking of it like… Read More

  • Stealth Social Startup Cafebots Scores The First Money From Kleiner Perkins' New sFund

    Stealth Social Startup Cafebots Scores The First Money From Kleiner Perkins' New sFund

    You’ve likely heard of CRM, customer relationship¬†management. But have you heard of FRM — friend relationship management? Probably not. But Cafebots hopes to change that shortly. We don’t know much about the still-in-stealth startup which was co-founded by three folks out of Stanford, but we do know that the company has just secured $5 million in funding. And the funding… Read More

  • Live: Kleiner Perkins Unveils The $250 Million sFund With Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon

    Live: Kleiner Perkins Unveils The $250 Million sFund With Facebook, Zynga, and Amazon

    We’re here today at Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. But it’s not a Facebook event. Well, it’s not totally a Facebook event. Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has summoned the press here for an announcement. What will it be? Judging by the signs posted around here, it’s called the “sFund”. And Facebook, Amazon, Zynga… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins Partner's Latest Venture: The Golden State Warriors

    Kleiner Perkins Partner's Latest Venture: The Golden State Warriors

    The Golden State Warriors have a deal in place to sell for $450 million, the largest amount ever for an NBA franchise. That’s nice, but what does this have to do with tech? One of the key partners in the team that made the winning bid is also a partner at the famous Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. And they beat out a bid that was being made by… Read More

  • Kleiner's iFund Manager On Cracking The iPad's Immersive Code

    Kleiner's iFund Manager On Cracking The iPad's Immersive Code

    Following Kleiner Perkins’ iFund “Doubling Down” event today, I got the chance to speak with iFund managing partner Matt Murphy. Simply put, Murphy, who also managed the first iFund, thinks the opportunity with the iPad will be huge — potentially bigger than the first iFund. Obviously, Kleiner wouldn’t pump another $100 million into the fund if it didn’t… Read More

  • Kleiner Perkins' Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad

    Kleiner Perkins' Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad

    Today at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hosted an event surrounding a “mobile content revolution.” The famous venture capital firm was tight-lipped about what this event would actually be about, but the speculation leading up to the event was that it may involve Apple’s new iPad, which is being launched in the U.S. on Saturday. Read More

  • Aggregate Knowledge Raises $9 Million For Online Ad Optimization Platform

    Aggregate Knowledge Raises $9 Million For Online Ad Optimization Platform

    Aggregate Knowledge, a provider of display ad optimization solutions, has closed a Series C financing round of $9 million led by OVP Venture Partners. Also participating in the round are Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, DAG Ventures, and original existing angels. The San Mateo, CA company markets a platform, which it says is patent-pending, that provides marketers and agencies with tools… Read More